I made head rest covers for my dad's wheelchair, before he died. . . one for each month, and one for each "special" days like Christmas, his birthday, etc. I gave him the New Year's one for Christmas, with the promise of at least one a month, for a year -- he loved them.
01-10-2010, 05:39 PM
How nice sunshine! So thoughtful and fun! :)
01-10-2010, 05:41 PM
What a lovely thing to do Sunshine!!
01-10-2010, 05:45 PM
Sunshine - that is such a thoughtful gift!! Talk about bringing smiles throughout the year!!
01-10-2010, 05:50 PM
This is a really great idea! Count me in! I have to adjust mine to 2 a month since I have 10 grandkids and 11 great-nieces & nephews that I buy for in addition to all the adults.
01-10-2010, 06:00 PM
Just had an inspiration on the Needlework Challenge thread!! I have 12 patterns for Redwork - I could embroider them on towels and use these for a gift a month!! Works for me!!
01-10-2010, 06:42 PM
MM - do you ever sleep?
01-10-2010, 07:24 PM
Absolutely Vickilynn - I need at least 7-8 hours a night!! Don't know why you ask, but please remember that I have been on medical leave since Dec. 1 and am very limited as to what I can do at home. Funny thought - I am able to work on my computer with no problem!!
However, I personally don't think that Yankee Mom sleeps ;)
01-10-2010, 07:27 PM
I don't think YM doesn't sleep either. :D
MM - I don't think your mind ever stops! :laugh:
Welcome mombotto! More people = more ideas! :)
01-10-2010, 08:14 PM
You're right Debbie - my mind never stops and it drives me crazy!! Probably drive others around me crazy too!!
01-10-2010, 08:44 PM
Here's a question for you guys...
Do you decide on crafts, then figure out who to give them to, or do you think of the recipient, then decide what to make for that person? I have done both, and personally find them both equally hard!!! :-D
01-10-2010, 08:48 PM
I do both Shelli. If I find a neat idea (for example MM's placemat tote) then I think of all the people who would appreciate it. Sometimes I think of people and what they like and then hunt something down to make that they will love. And yes, both are difficult! :)
01-10-2010, 08:54 PM
BTW - I don't mean hard in a bad way. Who wants a gift that wasn't thought out? But it is sometimes hard to thing of "who would appreciate this thing it took me a month to make the way I would" and even harder to think "what do I make for my 70 year old great uncle and my batchelor 40 year old brother in law?" :-) Most of the things I make appeal to women, all the men have already been outfitted with hats, scarves and gloves. Maybe they would appreciate the totes in manly colors???
01-10-2010, 08:59 PM
I agree, men are difficult. For a bachelor this year I made an afghan. He loved it and uses it all the time. For another male I made a food basket. He loved that. For another, I made a set of quilted bear pillows....he collects bears. He loved them. Now I am already trying to think of things for this Christmas for them! :)
01-10-2010, 10:44 PM
Shellie, I do things both ways. Sometimes I find a pattern that I really want to make so I make it and then find someone to give it to. More often than not I make out my list of people and then try to find something to make for them. Just depends on the person.
I usually make edibles for the men on my gift list. This year though I think I will be making toothpick holders (wooden) and cinnamon toothpicks for some of the older men.